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My computer has become very slow all of a sudden and won't run well

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#1 mixedcolors


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:12 PM

I don't know if I have a virus or not, I can't run any of my virus scanners to see but my computer has become extremely slow and hard to run. I keep having these little pop ups appearing, and its not spam pop up like you can get, I mean its weird pop's up like I use to get when I got a virus. :thumbsup:

I've been having so many problems in past year with getting viruses I'm tired of it, but is there anyway since I can't run my virus scanners to see if I'm affected?. I tried one of those online scanners but they keep freezing up and is to slow.

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:19 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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#3 neilmac


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:51 AM

first shut down your system and reboot when it's rebooting keep pressing f8 to launch the advanced boot menu. run windows in safe mode with networking, goto avira and download it's free antivirus software and scan your system. you will have to uninstall all your other antivirus software first. avira i have found is the best free antivirus and even better than any paid one i have come into contact with too. it has time and again found viruses other ones have missed. if u still have problems then you may have tyo go one step further.
i would suggest backing up your most important files you want to keep onto a removable media. goto the sites related to your video sound drivers etc.. and download copies for them, getting a copy of hirens boot cd is a good cd to have it has a program on it that backs up your drivers without the need to goto individual sites for copies. then reinstall your whole system from scratch. after you do that install your network driver so that you can access the internet, then when u have internet access goto avira.com download the free antivirus software. then connect your removable media with your backed up files and drivers and scan it, if you have any zip or rar files set the configuration on avira's expert mode to search 99 levels deep on archives. in fact set all the options to their most effective, you should be able to figure out those as you see them. if not reply again. i hope this helps. if you dont have any removable media for your system and cant afford to buy some then hirens boot cd has some great data recovery software that u can use to get back files u have deleted and or lost due to reinstalling windows.

Edited by neilmac, 26 October 2009 - 02:55 AM.

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